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Zonda Media Adds Eight New Trophies to Extensive Repertoire of Award-Winning Journalism and Design

May 10, 2023

BUILDER, Affordable Housing Finance, and Multifamily Executive Magazines Brought Home Two Neal Awards and Six Azbees

Zonda Media has eight new awards to add to their resume, having recently been awarded with two Jesse H. Neal Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association and six Azbee Awards of excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Earlier this year, Zonda Media received 14 nominations for the Neal Awards, and six nominations for the Azbee Awards. The awards were bestowed upon BUILDER, Affordable Housing Finance (AHF), and Multifamily Executive (MFE) magazines.

“We are honored to be recognized by these awards as they represent the best of business publishing,” said Jennifer Pearce, Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer for Zonda Media. “Receiving these awards highlights Zonda’s industry-leading editorial and design teams, and their commitment to deliver best-in-class products to our audiences. Congratulations and well done!”

Neal awards by magazine

  • AHF – Best Industry Coverage
  • BUILDER – Best Overall Art Direction/Design

About the Jesse H. Neal Awards

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious awards for business journalism and content creation. Now in its 68th year, the Neals honor the brightest, most tenacious and innovative journalists, content creators and designers for their passion and exceptional work. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of American Business Media (ABM), the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. Award-winning content reports on major industry issues of the time. Neal winners have exposed corruption and conflicts of interest and brought attention to major new trends, brilliant leadership, innovative tactics, and key developments in global businesses.


Azbee awards by magazine

    • All Content – Company Profile (regional silver award) – “Coast to Coast,” Jennifer Lash, Editor-in-Chief; Christine Serlin, Editor; Vincent Salandro, Associate Editor
  • AHF
    • All Content – Company Profile (regional bronze award) – “Built with Purpose,” Donna Kimura, Deputy Editor; Melanie Finnern, Senior Art Director; Christine Serlin, Editor; Jennifer Lash, Editor-In-Chief; Jennifer Pearce, Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer
    • Print – Feature Article, 11 or Fewer Issues Per Year (regional silver award) – “Home Sweet Hotel,” Donna Kimura, Deputy Editor; Carolyn Sewell, Design Director; Christine Serlin, Editor; Jennifer Lash, Editor-In-Chief; Jennifer Pearce, Executive Vice President, Chief Content Officer
  • MFE
    • All Content – Q&A (regional bronze award) – “Making a Mark,” Jennifer Lash, Editor in Chief; Christine Serlin, Editor
    • Print – Feature Article, 11 or Fewer Issues per Year (regional bronze award) – “Charging Ahead,” Jennifer Lash, Editor-in-Chief; Christine Serlin, Editor; Aly J. Yale, Author
    • Print – State of the Industry (regional bronze award) – “As Good as It Gets,” Jennifer Lash, Editor-in-Chief; Christine Serlin, Editor; Chris Wood, Author

About the Azbee Awards

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive there is for business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines and digital media — websites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, social media and blogs. The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications. Free ASBPE membership is not required for entry, but members receive a discount on entry fees. The top entries nationwide receive national awards across 60 categories, from our All Content, Design, Online, Print and Overall Excellence divisions.

About Builder

BUILDER is the No. 1 resource—via its award-winning journalism and industry events—for anyone involved in new-home construction. Primarily focused on the single-family sector, BUILDER strives to help home builders manage their operations, large and small, more efficiently and profitably. Residential construction pros turn to BUILDER for housing-related news, market analysis, design trends, M&A deals, building product coverage, and more.

About Architect

Architect Magazine is the premier source for architecture industry news and building resources for the industry professionals. Gain access to leading industry professionals who depend on Architect’s collection of real-world projects, cutting-edge technology, and sound business advice to excel beyond industry standards.

About Affordable Housing Finance (AHF)

Affordable Housing Finance Magazine is the industry’s trusted source of news for the latest advances in financing, building, and operating low-income housing. Through all our mediums access the largest group of decision-makers involved in the purchase of multifamily products and services related to affordable housing.

About Multifamily Executive (MFE)

Multifamily Executive Magazine provides senior-level owners, operators, and developers coverage of all segments of multifamily housing, from construction to management to finance. MFE helps multifamily professionals navigate market changes and stay ahead of the curve on finance, property management, operations and technology, and design and development for all segments of the industry—from luxury and student housing to the ever-critical workforce and affordable housing space.

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